• Online Helper Guides for Students and Parents


  • GCPS Back to School Hub

    GCPS Resources

  • Using a Mobile Device

    How to get on a Mobile Device

    You will have to go into settings to add your GCPS student gmail account.  Directions are linked above

    Please remember to update to the highest Chrome Browser. and update your device.

    Download these apps:  Google Drive, Google Classroom, Google Meet, Google Slides, and Google Docs

    *you may need to download other apps depending on your assignments.

  • Can't get to your Google Classroom

    If you can't get into Google Classroom please add a new user in Chrome or go in as a GUEST.

    Your child's email  for their user name is:   firstname.lastname(last 4 digits)   

    Username:  ex. 

    Password is your student's lunch number.

    Finding your GCPS email and how to log-in video

    adding a new account

  • How to join a Google Classroom

    Student Google Classroom Help

  • How to get to the eCLASS Portal


  • How to answer in a discussion or add video notes

    Discussions and Video Notes

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    PCs for People

    PCs for People is a national, nonprofit organization that has provided over 174,000 individuals with PCs by recycling donated computers. To be eligible for this program, you must be 200 percent below the poverty line or enrolled in an assistance program. While you can get a computer online, you will be required to provide a photo ID and eligibility document dated within last six months.

    Computers With Causes

    A gifting program run through donations, Computers with Causes offers free computers to families that meet their eligibility requirements. This organization offers tablets, computers, laptops, etc. This is a need-based program which requires you to complete a contact form and describe your need. While the program doesn't list a specific income requirement, it does state it caters to those who are truly in need and computer gifts are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    The On It Foundation

    Catering to K-12 students and family, The On It Foundation provides donated computers at-risk youth and families in need. To qualify for a free computer, you must be a K-12 student in a public school and be on the free or reduced lunch program. In order to apply for the program, parents must submit a letter of request. This letter must explain their specific need and how the computer could benefit the child.

    Komputers 4 R Kids

    Located in Southern California, Komputers 4 R Kids provides refurbished computers for no and low cost to students and family with lower incomes. Qualifying students will receive a desktop computer bundle with a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and PC. To qualify for the program, you must complete an application with information on income, disabilities, children in the home, and other hardships your children might be facing.

    With Causes

    In addition to offering services like gift vehicles and disabilities assistance, With Causes offers reused and recycled computers for at-risk youth and families. This service is offered on a case-by-case basis and you must prove your hardships and need. To apply for a free computer, you need to complete an online form.


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